CN102549529A - User friendly entry of text items - Google Patents

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CN102549529A
CN102549529A CN 201080040244 CN201080040244A CN102549529A CN 102549529 A CN102549529 A CN 102549529A CN 201080040244 CN201080040244 CN 201080040244 CN 201080040244 A CN201080040244 A CN 201080040244A CN 102549529 A CN102549529 A CN 102549529A
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A system is described for predictive text entry. Initially, the items that may be entered by the user are displayed. The user can navigate through these items and enter one of them to a text string (130). A predictive text entry algorithm is used, which depending on the previously entered item, determines items, which are likely to be entered next. A plurality of these items (140), for example two or three, is displayed. The user can then select any one of these items without navigating through the displayed items.

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文本项目的用户友好的输入技术领域[0001] 本发明涉及用于输入诸如字符那样的文本项目的系统和方法。 User text item friendly input Technical Field [0001] The present invention relates to input systems and methods such as characters as text item. 背景技术[0002] 宽带互联网连接的数目和容量的快速增加导致新的基于互联网的服务的引入。 [0002] The number and rapid increase in the capacity of broadband Internet connections lead to new Internet-based services are introduced. 这些新颖的服务之一是互联网协议电视(IPTV)。 One of these new services is Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). IPTV的引入减小了在TV与个人计算机之间的差距,因为许多过去仅仅在个人计算机上才可使用的特征变为在TV上也可访问。 The introduction of IPTV reduces the gap between the TV and the PC, since many of the features in the past only available for use on personal computers becomes on TV can also be accessed. 然而, 问题是如何使得这些新特征对于用户而言能容易地访问。 However, the question is how to make these new features for users to easily access. 常规的遥控器未能提供容易的和愉快的交互,因为它们没有被设计来支持这些新特征,而另一方面,可以支持这些特征的键盘和鼠标在起居室中并不是想要的。 Conventional remote control fails to provide an easy and pleasant interaction, because they are not designed to support these new features, but on the other hand, can support these features keyboard and mouse in the living room does not want. 新特征之一是搜索由服务供应商提供的媒体内容或搜索节目指南中的特定节目的能力。 One of the new features is the ability of the media content or search the program guide search provided by the service provider in a particular program. 这种搜索常常借助于文本输入而完成。 This search often by means of text entry is completed. 由于常规的遥控器并不是很好地适合于文本输入,所以当前最经常使用的用于文本输入的方法是通过使用由箭头键操作的屏幕键盘。 Since the conventional remote control is not well suited for text entry, so the current method for text entry most often used is by using the screen keyboard by arrow key operation. [0003] 近年来,使用预测性文本输入方法的设备--特别是移动电话--已变为可得到。 [0003] In recent years, the use of predictive text input method of the device - in particular a mobile telephone - have become available. 这样的预测性文本输入方法试图预测被映射到小键盘的特定键的哪个字母最可能在文本输入期间该键被按压时被选择。 Such predictive text input method attempts to predict specific key is mapped to the keypad of which letter is most likely the key is selected when pressed during text entry. 以这种方式,输入非数字文本所需要的键敲打次数相比于传统的多次敲打文本输入被减少了。 In this manner, the number of key tap input non-numeric text required as compared to conventional multi-tap text input is reduced. [0004] 而且,具有小的形状因数(form factor)或具有在美学上令人喜爱的形状的手持通信设备变为可得到。 [0004] Further, a small form factor (form factor) or with a pleasing aesthetically shaped handheld communication device becomes available. 在这样的手持通信设备中,提供常规的数字小键盘常常是不可能的或不希望的。 In such handheld communication device, there is provided a conventional numeric keypad is often impossible or undesirable. 因此,手持通信设备典型地依赖于组合以简单的导航(navigate)键组件的菜单驱动的显示以及诸如话音拨号和话音输入命令的话音识别技术,以代替完全的数字小键盘。 Thus, handheld communication devices typically rely on a combination of a simple navigation menu-driven (Navigate) key assembly a display and voice recognition technology such as voice dialing and voice input commands, instead of a full numeric keypad. 然而,在这样的设备中,文本消息传送,如果得到支持的话,需要通过固定的字符菜单的大量滚动和重复的键击打,来选择用于正被编写的文本消息的字符。 However, in such devices, text messaging, if supported then, need a large number of rolling and repeated keyed character menu hitting, to select the character for the text message is being written to. [0005] US 7,218,249 B2公开了手持通信设备,其提供基于导航键的预测性文本输入。 [0005] US 7,218,249 B2 discloses a handheld communication device, which provides predictive text input based navigation keys. 它包括显示器,其被布置用以显示可选择来输入到正输入的文本串的某个字符位置中的字符;和导航键组件,用于在显示器上所显示的字符间滚动和从中进行选择。 It includes a display, which is arranged to display a selectable input to a character position of the text being entered string of characters; and navigation key assembly for inter-character displayed on the display scrolling, and to select from. 在文本输入期间所显示的字符是按照每个字符被选择用于在该字符位置处输入的概率被安排的,这样使得具有最高选择概率的字符通过来自导航键组件的单次输入而被选择。 Characters during text entry displayed is selected for each character for the probability of the character input position is arranged such that the character having the highest probability of selection is selected by a single input from the navigation key assembly. [0006] 然而,对于这种设备,相对经常发生的是:用户不希望选择具有最高概率的字符, 而希望选择另外的字符。 [0006] However, with this device, a relatively common occurrence is: the user does not wish to select characters with the highest probability, and want to select another character. 于是将必须滚动到这个其它的字符,以便输入它。 So you will have to scroll to the other characters in order to enter it. 发明内容[0007] 有利的将是提供系统和方法,其使得能容易地输入诸如字符那样的文本项目,而不用使诸如遥控器那样的控制设备或手持通信设备过度装载(overload)用于这个目的的多个键。 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0007] would be advantageous to provide a system and method which makes it possible to easily input a text item such as characters as, without making such as a remote control such as a control device or a handheld communication device over the load (overload) for this purpose a plurality of keys. [0008] 为了更好地解决这个问题,在本发明的第一方面中,给出了用于由用户输入文本项目的系统,所述系统包括输入装置;显示控制器,用于控制可被输入的项目的显示;和输入控制器,用于使得能在所显示的项目间导航和借助于输入装置输入这些项目中的任一项目。 [0008] In order to solve this problem, in the invention of the first aspect, given for the user to enter text item, the system includes an input device; a display controller for controlling the input displayed item; and an input controller, for enabling the input of these items on any one item among the displayed items in the navigation and means of the input means. 显示控制器被配置成致使已由预测引擎确定为很可能要被接着输入的多个项目作为建议的项目显示。 The display controller is configured to cause by the prediction engine is determined to be a number of projects are likely to be entered next is displayed as the proposed project. 输入控制器被配置成使得用户能够借助于输入装置输入已建议的项目中的任何一个,而不用在所显示的项目间进一步导航。 The input controller is configured such that a user of any one device enter the proposed project by means of the input, without further navigation through the displayed items.

[0009] 所以,具有高可能性被接着输入的多个项目,优选地,两个或三个项目被显示。 [0009] Therefore, having a plurality of items of high possibility of being entered next, preferably two or three items are displayed. 这些项目中的任一项目可以由用户借助于单个输入,诸如单次键按压、单次点击或单个移动, 来直接输入,而不用进一步导航。 These items are any one of items by means by the user of a single input, such as a single key press, a single click or a single move, to direct input, without further navigation. 所以,用户可以输入想要的项目而不用进一步导航的机会是相对高的。 Therefore, the user can input the desired item and opportunities for further navigation is not relatively high. 结果,诸如字符那样的项目可以以用户友好的方式被输入。 As a result, such as project characters can be entered in a user-friendly manner.

[0010] 在用户希望输入不同于建议的项目的另一个项目的情形下,他可以在所显示的项目间导航到另一个项目,并输入该另一个项目。 [0010] In the case where the user desires to enter another program different from the recommended item, he can navigate to another item among the displayed items and inputs the other project.

[0011] 按照本发明的实施例,显示控制器被配置成致使可被输入的项目按有序的列表显示,所述列表例如包含项目的对或被放置在用户可以在其中导航的某列中的三个项目的组。 [0011] According to an embodiment of the present invention, the display controller is configured to cause can items are entered in an ordered list display, the list includes, for example items to or placed in which the user can a column navigation in group of three projects. 在项目是字母的情形下,列表可以按字母顺序排序。 Under project is the letter of the case, the list can be sorted alphabetically.

[0012] 优选地,显示控制器被配置成致使建议的项目显示在该列表中在前输入的项目的位置处和致使其它项目显示在它们的初始位置处。 [0012] Preferably, the display controller is configured to cause the recommended item display position and causes the other items in the list preceding the input items are displayed at their original positions. 这样,呈现给用户的列表是容易理解的。 In this way, presented to the list of users that are easy to understand. 用户容易找到和选择不同于已建议的项目的项目。 Users easily find and choose a different project proposed project.

[0013] 按照另一个实施例,建议的项目是具有最高可能性要被接着输入的项目,且显示控制器被配置成致使项目列表的显示是按照项目要被接着输入的可能性排序的,各显示的项目与建议的项目的距离随项目要被接着输入的可能性的减小而增加。 [0013] According to the project to another embodiment, proposed is a project highest likelihood to be entered next, and the display controller is configured to cause the items in the list is the possibility of sorted items to be entered next, and each from the items displayed with the proposed project with reducing the likelihood of the item to be entered next increases. 结果,当用户希望输入不同于建议的字符的另外的字符时,通常,他可以快速导航到想要的字符。 As a result, when another character the user wants to enter a character different from the proposed, usually, he can quickly navigate to the desired character.

[0014] 按照再一个实施例,输入装置包括连续控制,诸如旋转输入和/或滑动输入,用于使得能在所显示的项目间导航。 [0014] According to a further embodiment, the input means comprises a continuous control, such as a rotary input and / or sliding input, for enabling navigation through the displayed items. 与诸如箭头键那样的离散控制相反,连续控制使得用户能够友好地在可能被选择的项目间导航。 Between and as the arrow keys as discrete control contrast, continuous control enables a user friendly possible selected item navigation.

[0015] 优选地,连续控制是一维的。 [0015] Preferably, continuous control is one-dimensional. 这使得用户能够在可能被输入的项目被显示为列表的情形下友好地导航。 This enables the user to be displayed as the case of the list under friendly navigation in the project may be entered.

[0016] 旋转输入可以是滚动轮。 [0016] The rotational input may be a scroll wheel. 滚动轮需要对其中系统要被使用的电子设备的硬件作很 Scroll wheel needs to which the hardware system to an electronic device is used for very

少的改变且在其上占有小的空间。 Little changed and occupies little space on it. 而且,它们使得用户能够友好地在项目间导航和输入项目。 Moreover, they enable users to friendly between the project navigation and input items.

[0017] 输入装置可包括多个键,所述键中的每一个使得能输入建议的项目之一。 [0017] The input device may comprise a plurality of keys, said keys in each of such one item can be input suggestions. 替换地, 滚动轮是倾斜轮(tilting wheel),其使得能以不同的方式点击该轮,其中每种点击方式导致建议的项目之一的输入。 Alternatively, the scroll wheel is tilt wheel (tilting wheel), which makes it possible to click on the wheel in different ways, each click on the way leading to the input of one of the proposed project. 按照另一个替换实施例,旋转输入是触摸轮,通过在触摸轮上移动而使得能在项目间导航以及通过在触摸轮上相对应的击打而使得能输入每个建议的项目。 Accordance with another alternative embodiment, the rotary input is a touch wheel, by moving on the touch wheel and enables navigation, and the enable input of each recommendation item through the touch wheel corresponding to the striking between projects. 所有的这三种实施例使得用户能够友好地选择多个建议的项目中的任何项目。 All three embodiments enable a user friendly way to select any item more suggested projects.

[0018] 系统可以在任何电子设备上,例如在遥控器或手持通信设备上被实施。 [0018] The system may be on any electronic device, for example, it is implemented on the remote control or a handheld communication device. 它组合了语言感知的(language aware)字预测与特定的用户交互,以及允许快速输入短的文本消息或搜索采用任何给定的语言的关键字。 It combines (language aware) word prediction particular user interaction language-aware and, as well as allowing to quickly enter a short text message or search using keywords in any given language.

[0019] 按照本发明的另一个方面,提供了用于由用户输入文本项目的方法,包括以下步骤:-控制可被输入的项目的显示, [0019] According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for input by a user text item, comprising the steps of: - control program can be inputted display,

-使得能在所显示的项目间导航和输入它们中的任一项目。 - enable on any one item among the displayed items navigation and input thereof. -致使已被确定为很可能要被接着输入的多个项目作为建议的项目显示,以及-使得用户能够输入建议的项目中的任一项目,而不用在所显示的项目间进一步导航。 - cause has been identified as a plurality of items are likely to be entered next as the recommended item is displayed, and - that the items the user to input the proposed any item, without further navigation through the displayed items.

[0020] 优选地,按照本发明的方法是借助于计算机程序实施的。 [0020] Preferably, the method according to the present invention is a procedure of the computer by means of.

[0021] 计算机程序可以被包含在计算机可读介质上,或者载体介质可以承载该计算机程序。 [0021] The computer program may be embodied on a computer-readable medium, or a carrier medium may carry the computer program.

[0022] 本发明的这些和其它方面将从此后描述的实施例明白,并且将参照这些实施例来进行阐述。 [0022] The present invention These and other aspects will hereinafter embodiments apparent described, and with reference to these embodiments are set forth.

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[0023] 通过参考以下的附图,结合伴随的详细说明,本发明将得到更好的理解,以及本领域技术人员将更加明白本发明的许多目的和优点,其中: [0023] The accompanying drawings reference to the following detailed description accompanying the present invention will be better understood, and those skilled in the art will be more apparent numerous objects and advantages of the present invention, wherein:

图1显示按照本发明的示范性实施例的、包括系统的遥控器的框图。 Figure 1 shows an embodiment according to an exemplary of the present invention, a block diagram of the remote control system comprises.

[0024] 图2显示可以在本发明中使用的滚动轮的例子。 [0024] FIG. 2 shows an example of the scroll wheel may be used in the present invention.

[0025] 图3显示可以在本发明中使用的触摸轮的例子。 [0025] Figure 3 shows an example of a touch wheel may be used in the present invention.

[0026] 图4显示按照本发明的示范性实施例的、字符的按字母顺序的列表的显示。 [0026] FIG. 4 shows an embodiment according to an exemplary of the present invention, alphabetical list of displayed characters.

[0027] 图5显示图4的列表,包括在光标位置处的最可能要被接着输入的字符。 [0027] List 5 shows FIG. 4, comprising at most at the cursor position may be entered next character.

[0028] 图6显示如何操控滚动轮和触摸轮来在字符列表中导航。 [0028] Figure 6 shows how to handle the scroll wheel and touch wheel to navigate in the character list.

[0029] 图7显示如何操控滚动轮和触摸轮来输入字符。 [0029] Figure 7 shows how to handle the scroll wheel and touch wheel to enter characters.

[0030] 图8显示按照本发明的另一个示范性实施例的、字符的按字母顺序的列表的显 [0030] FIG. 8 shows an embodiment in accordance with another exemplary embodiment of the invention, alphabetical list of explicit characters

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[0031] 图9显示图8的列表,包括在光标位置处的最可能要被接着输入的字符。 List [0031] Figure 9 shows the FIG. 8, including the character at the cursor position is most likely to be entered next.

[0032] 在所有的图上同样的附注标号是指同样的单元。 [0032] in all the figures the same note numbers refer to like elements.

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[0033] 图1显示按照本发明的实施例的、包括用于预测文本输入的系统的遥控器10的框图。 [0033] Figure 1 shows according to an embodiment of the present invention, a block diagram of the system of the predictive text input of the remote controller 10 includes a. 它包括处理器20,其具有相关联的存储器30、显示器40、用于发送控制命令到电器的顶发射器50以及输入装置60。 It includes a processor 20 having a memory 30 associated with the display 40, for transmitting control commands to the appliance top emitter 50 and an input device 60.

[0034] 存储器30被装载以第一软件模块70。 [0034] The memory 30 is loaded with a first software module 70. 当被装载到处理器20时,这个软件模块提供输入控制功能性,即,它确定经由输入装置60所接收的命令的含意。 When 20 is loaded into the processor, the software module provides input control function, i.e., it is determined meaning of the received through the input device 60 commands. 存储器30还被装载以第二软件模块80。 The memory 30 is also loaded with a second software module 80. 当被装载到处理器20时,这个软件模块提供显示控制功能性,即,它控制被显示在显示器40上的信息。 When the 20-when loaded into the processor, the software module to provide control functionality of the display, i.e., it controls to be displayed on the display 40 information. 存储器30还被装载以第三软件模块90,当被装载到处理器时,它提供预测引擎功能性,用于根据在前输入的文本串预测各字符要被接着输入的可能性。 The memory 30 is also loaded with a third software module 90, when loaded into the processor, which provides the prediction engine functionality, for the possibility of each character to be entered next in a text string prediction previous input. 存储器还包括软件,用于提供遥控器10的进一步的功能性,诸如生成要发送到由遥控器10控制的电器的控制命令等等。 The memory further includes software for providing remote control further functionality 10, such as generating a control command appliance controlled by the remote controller 10 to be transmitted to the like. 这个熟知的功能性对于本发明是无关的,所以这里将不作进一步描述。 This well-known functionality for the present invention is irrelevant, it will not be further described herein.

[0035] 输入装置60包括如在图2上描述的倾斜滚动轮110或如在图3上描述的触摸轮115,用于在所显示的项目间导航。 [0035] The input device 60 includes a tilt scroll wheel described in FIG. 2 110 or touch wheel 115 as described in FIG. 3, for navigation between the displayed items. 滚动轮可以是如在以下网址描述的倾斜轮: Scroll wheel can be as at the following URL described tilt wheel:

http://www.microsoft, com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/feature/tiltwheel. m。 http://www.microsoft, com / hardware / mouseandkeyboard / feature / tiltwheel. m. 倾斜轮技术支持三种方式点击,使得用户能够通过向下、向左或向右按压而点击滚动轮。 Tilt wheel technology support in three ways clicks, enables the user to down, left or right, press and click the scroll wheel. 触摸轮115类似于在iPod®产品中使用的那种触摸轮。 Touch wheel 115 similar to that touch wheel used in iPod® products. 它具有触敏表面,使得用户能够通过在轮上成圆形地移动他的手指而滚动,以及通过在轮上进行向左或向右移动而点击。 It has a touch sensitive surface, such that the user can circularly move in the wheel into his fingers and rolling, as well as by the left or right on the wheel and click. 它也可以是在触摸屏上显示的“虚拟滚动轮”。 It can also be a "virtual scroll wheel" is displayed on the touch screen.

[0036] 按照本发明的实施例,项目是成对地放置在按字母顺序排序的列100中的单个字符,正如图4所示的。 [0036] According to an embodiment of the present invention, the project pairs placed in the columns 100 of a single character in alphabetical order, as shown in Figure 4. 用户可以通过旋转滚动轮110或如图6所示在触摸轮上成圆形地移动他的手指,由此在列表中移动光标120而在列表中滚动。 Users can shown moved by the rotation of the scroll wheel 110 or FIG. 6 on the touch wheel circularly his fingers, thereby moving the cursor 120 and scroll through the list in the list. 为了选择(输入)在光标120下的一对两个字符中的一个字符,用户向左或向右点击滚动轮,或在触摸屏上借助于向右或向左运动而进行右点击或左点击,正如图7所示的。 To select (enter) a character of a pair of two characters 120 under the cursor, the user left or right click on the scroll wheel, or by means of the right on the touch screen or leftward movement for a right click and a left click, As shown in Figure 7. 当初始字符被选择时(在图4的例子中这是字母[D]),这个字母被加到文本串130中,以及原始字符列被这样扩展:最可能要被接着选择的字符被放置在光标120下作为按字母顺序排序的列表中的建议的字符140,正如图5所示的。 When the initial character is selected (in the example of FIG. 4 which is the letter [D]), the letter is added to the text string 130, and the original character string by such expansion: most likely to be selected next character is placed in the as the alphabetical order list of recommended character 140, as shown in Figure 5. 120 under the cursor. 因此,它们可以直接被用户选择(输入),而不用借助于左点击或右点击而进一步导航(滚动)。 Thus, they can be directly selected by the user (input) instead of left-clicking or right-clicking and further navigation (scrolling) the aid. 如图5的例子所示,如果用户输入[D],则字符列100扩展成在光标120下放置最可能要被接着选择的两个字符,在这种情形下是[A],它是最可能的字符,和[I],它是下一个最可能的字符。 Example of FIG. 5, if the user input [D], the character string 100 extended into two characters 120 left under the cursor is most likely to be selected next, in this case is [A], it is the most possible characters, and [I], which is the next most probable character. 在图5的例子中,最可能的字符被显示在右面,而下一个最可能的字符被显示在左面,但是当然,这也可以是相反的其它方式。 In the example of FIG. 5, the most likely character is displayed on the right, and the next most likely character is displayed on the left, but of course, it may be other ways the opposite. 同样,最可能的字符可以按字母次序进行显示,例如,第一字母在左面,而第二字母在右面。 Similarly, the most probable characters can be displayed in alphabetical order, e.g., the first letter on the left, and the second letter on the right. 其余的字母按字母次序被显示在列表中它们的初始位置处。 Rest of the letters in alphabetical order to be displayed at an initial position thereof in the list.

[0037] 建议的字符140中的每个可以由用户直接选择(输入),而不用借助于左点击或右点击在列表中滚动。 [0037] Recommended character 140 each can be selected directly by the user (input) instead of left-clicking or right-click on the scroll in the list of the aid. 在用户希望选择与所建议的字符不同的另外的字符的情形下,他简单地通过右点击或左点击而滚动到想要的字符并且输入它。 In the user wishes another character selection and character of the proposed different circumstances, he simply by right-click or left-click and scroll to the desired character and enter it.

[0038] 为了确定各字符要被接着输入的概率,使用本身已知的预测引擎90。 [0038] In order to determine the probability of each character to be entered next, known per se prediction engine 90. 可被预测引擎使用的某些基于概率的文本自动完成算法在以下网址描述=http://www. CUStomtYPinR. com/tutorials/kb/wp auto complete. htm0概率取决于所使用的字典。 Can be used to predict engine, some based on automatic text probability of complete algorithm is described at the following URL = http: // www CUStomtYPinR com / tutorials / kb / wp auto complete htm0 probability depends dictionary used.... 在遥控器的情形下,用户感兴趣的应用是搜索电子节目指南。 In the case of remote control, application user is interested in searching an electronic program guide. 在这种情形下,字典由在节目指南中存在的有限数量的字词来规定。 In this case, the dictionary is defined by a limited number of words present in the program guide.

[0039] 代替单个字符,项目中的某些可以是小的字符组(例如,两个字符)。 [0039] Instead of a single character, some projects may be small character set (e.g., two characters). 例如,如果用户输入[B],则项目[Y]和[AR]可被放置在光标下作为建议的项目,第一项目[Y]对应于单个字符以及第二项目[AR]对应于两个字符的组。 For example, if the user inputs [B], the item [Y] and [the AR] can be placed under the cursor as the proposed items, the first item [Y] corresponding to a single character and the second item [the AR] corresponding to two set of characters.

[0040] 按照替换实施例,一开始显示由每行单个字符组成的列150,正如图8所示的。 [0040] The embodiments according to alternative embodiments, initially displayed by each line of a single character column 150, as shown in Figure 8. 在本例中,用户通过旋转滚轮而滚动到字母[B],并通过向下按压轮而输入这个字母。 In the present embodiment, the user scrolls to the letter [B] by the rotation of the wheel, and input the letter by pressing the wheel down. 这时,三个最可能要被接着输入的字符一在本例中是[Y],[0]和[E]-被放置在光标120下作为建议的字符140,正如图9所示的。 In this case, three characters most likely to be entered next is one in the present embodiment, [Y], [0] and [E] - is placed under the cursor 120 as a suggested character 140, as shown in Figure 9. 用户可以通过向左、向右或“中间”点击而选择建议的字符中的任何字符。 Users can left, right, or "middle" clicks any character selection recommendations of characters.

[0041] 参照图4-9描述的功能性借助于第一软件模块70、第二软件模块80、和第三软件模块90被组合地实施。 A first software module 70, a second software module 80, and a third software module 90 is implemented in combination [0041] Referring to Figures 4-9 functionality described by means.

[0042] 虽然本发明在附图和上述的说明中被详细地图解和描述,但这样的图解和描述要被看作为说明性的或示范性的,而不是限制;本发明不限于所公开的实施例。 [0042] While the present invention has been illustrated and described in detail in the drawings and foregoing description, such an illustration and description are to be regarded as illustrative or exemplary and not restrictive; the invention is not limited to the disclosed Example.

[0043] 在这方面,要指出的是,按照本发明的系统的构件可被散布在多个设备上。 [0043] In this regard, it is noted that the system according to the invention means may be spread across multiple devices. 例如, 显示器40可能不被安置在遥控器中,而是可以是对应的电视机的屏幕。 For example, the display 40 may not be disposed in the remote control, but may correspond to a television screen. 同样,不一定必须在遥控器上本地地实施预测引擎90。 Similarly, you do not necessarily have local implementation prediction engine 90 on the remote controller. 它可以被实施在另外的设备上。 It can be implemented on another device.

[0044] 按照本发明的预测文本输入系统可被应用到与用于电视机的遥控器不同的其它电子设备,例如,手持(移动)通信设备、GPS导航设备、汽车音频系统等等。 [0044] in accordance with the predictive text entry system of the invention may be applied to other electronic devices with a remote control for a television different, e.g., hand-held (mobile) communication device, GPS navigation devices, car audio system or the like.

[0045] 代替使用具有倾斜轮技术的滚动轮,在系统中可以使用类似于在计算机鼠标中使用的那样的滚动轮。 [0045] Instead of using a tilt wheel technology scroll wheel may be used such as a scroll wheel similar to that used in a computer mouse in the system. 这样的滚动轮包括两个分离的(discrete)键。 Such scroll wheel comprises two separate (Discrete) key. 那些键中一个可以用来左点击,而另一个用来右点击。 Those keys that can be used by left-clicking, and one for the right click. “中间的”点击可以通过向下按压滚动轮而被执行。 "Middle" click can be performed by pressing the scroll wheel down. 替换地,可以使用“可点击的”滑动器,使得能通过滑动在字符的列表中导航,以及通过点击而选择字符。 Alternatively, use the "clickable" slider, such that by sliding in the navigation list of characters, and the selected character by clicking.

[0046] 而且,代替以按字母顺序排序的列表来显示字符,字符可以按照它们的被接着选择的概率来显示。 [0046] Further, instead of in alphabetical order list to display characters, characters can be displayed according to their probability of being selected next. 这样,建议的字符一具有最高可能性要被接着输入的字符一被显示在列表中的某个位置,以及字符列表的其余部分按照概率被排序。 In this way, it suggested characters having the highest probability to be entered next character a is displayed in the list somewhere, and the character of the list the rest in accordance with the probability of being sorted. 具有高的概率要被接着选择的字符在列表中被靠近建议的字符显示,以及具有低的概率要被选择的字符被远离建议的字符显示。 The probability of a high to be selected next character is close to the recommendations in the list of characters displayed, as well as characters with a low probability to be selected characters are far from the proposed show.

[0047] 通过学习附图、公开内容和所附权利要求,本领域技术人员可以在实践所要求保护的发明时理解并且实施对于所公开的实施例的其它变例。 [0047] The study of the drawings, the disclosure and the appended claims, those skilled in the art can invent claimed understood and embodiments other variations to the disclosed embodiments respect to the practice. 在权利要求中,单词“包括”不排除其它单元或步骤,以及不定冠词“a”或“an”(一或一个)不排除复数个。 In the claims, the word "comprising" does not exclude other elements or steps, and the indefinite article "a" or "AN" (a or a) does not exclude a plurality. 单个处理器或其它单元可以实现权利要求中列举的几项的功能。 A single processor or other unit may fulfill the functions of several items recited in the claims of. 仅仅某些措施在互相不同的从属权利要求中被列举的事实并不表明这些措施的组合不能被使用来获益。 Only some of the measures in mutually different dependent claims are recited does not indicate that a combination of these measures can not be used to advantage. 计算机程序可在适当的介质上被存储/分发,所述介质是诸如连同其他硬件一起被提供或作为其他硬件的一部分被提供的固态介质或光存储介质,而且计算机程序可以以其它形式被分发,诸如经由互联网或其它有线或无线电信系统。 The computer program may be stored on a suitable medium / distribution, the medium such as with other hardware to be provided, or as part of a solid-state medium or an optical storage medium is provided by other hardware together, and the computer program may be distributed in other forms, such as via the Internet or other wired or wireless telecommunication systems. 在权利要求中的任何附注符号不应当被解释为限制范围。 Any note symbols in the claims should not be construed as limiting the scope.

[0048] 本发明可以如下地概述:用于预测文本输入的系统,其中,一开始显示可由用户输入的项目。 [0048] The present invention may be as follows outlined: a system for predictive text input, wherein the initially displayed items by a user input. 用户可以在这些项目间导航,并把它们中的一个项目输入到文本串。 The user can between these items to navigate, and that an item of them is input to the text string. 使用预测性文本输入的算法,该算法根据在前输入的项目确定很可能要被接着输入的项目。 Using an algorithm predictive text input, the algorithm determines the project are likely to be subsequently inputted under the project previous input. 显示这些项目中的多个项目,例如两个或三个项目。 A plurality of item display these items, such as two or three items. 用户然后可以选择这些项目中的任一项目,而不用在所显示的项目间导航。 The user can then select these items in any item, without the navigation between the displayed items.

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  1. 1.用于由用户输入文本项目的系统,包括:-输入装置(60);-显示控制器(80 ),用于控制可被输入的项目的显示,以及-输入控制器(70),用于使得能在所显示的项目间导航和借助于输入装置(60)输入它们中的任一项目,其中显示控制器(80)被配置成致使已由预测引擎(90)确定为很可能要被接着输入的多个项目作为建议的项目(140)显示,以及其中输入控制器(70 )被配置成使得用户能够借助于输入装置(60 )输入建议的项目中的任一项目,而不用在所显示的项目间进一步导航。 1. A user input system text items, comprising: - input means (60); - a display controller (80), displaying a project control can be input, and - a input controller (70), with to enable navigation and by means of the input means (60) input to any item of them among the displayed items, wherein the display controller (80) is arranged to cause by the prediction engine (90) as the most likely to be a plurality of items are then input as the recommendation items (140) display, and wherein the input controller (70) is configured such that a user by means of input means (60) enter the proposed project on any one item, rather than in the among the items displayed further navigation.
  2. 2.按照权利要求1的系统,其中所述输入控制器(70)被配置成通过在所显示的项目间导航到另一个项目并输入所述另一个项目,而使得用户能够借助于输入装置(60)输入与建议的项目不同的另外的项目。 2. The system of claim 1, wherein said input device controller (70) is configured to pass between the displayed items to navigate to another item and enter the other items, such that a user by means of ( additional items different 60) input and recommendations of the project.
  3. 3.按照权利要求1的系统,其中显示控制器(80)被配置成致使可被输入的项目按有序的列表(100)显示。 3. The system of claim 1, wherein the display controller (80) is arranged to cause items may be entered in an ordered list (100) display.
  4. 4.按照权利要求3的系统,其中所述项目是字母,以及所述列表是按字母顺序排序的。 4. The system according to claim 3, wherein the items are letters, and the list is sorted alphabetically.
  5. 5.按照权利要求3的系统,其中显示控制器(80)被配置成致使建议的项目在列表中在前输入的项目的位置处显示,以及致使其它项目在它们的初始位置处显示。 5. The system according to claim 3, wherein the display position controller (80) is arranged to cause the proposed items in the list preceding input item is displayed, and causing other items are displayed at their original positions.
  6. 6.按照权利要求3的系统,其中建议的项目是具有最高可能性要被接着输入的项目, 以及其中显示控制器(80)被配置成致使项目列表的显示按照各项目要被接着输入的可能性排序,所显示的项目与建议的项目的距离随项目要被接着输入的可能性减小而增加。 6. The system according to claim 3, wherein the recommended item to item with the highest probability to be entered next, and wherein the display may be a display controller (80) is arranged to cause a list of items according to each item to be entered next from items sorted, displayed with the proposed project with the possibility of items to be entered next decreases.
  7. 7.按照权利要求1的系统,其中输入装置(60)包括旋转输入和/或滑动输入(110, 115 ),用于使得能在所显示的项目间导航。 7. The system of claim 1, wherein the input means (60) comprises a rotary input and / or a sliding input (110, 115), for enabling navigation through the displayed items.
  8. 8.按照权利要求7的系统,其中旋转输入或滑动输入(110,115)是一维的。 8. The system of claim 7, wherein the rotational input or sliding input (110, 115) is one-dimensional.
  9. 9.按照权利要求7的系统,其中旋转输入是滚动轮(110)。 9. The system of claim 7, wherein the rotation of the input is the scroll wheel (110).
  10. 10.按照权利要求9的系统,其中滚动轮是倾斜轮,其使得能以不同的方式点击所述轮,其中每种点击方式导致建议的项目之一的输入。 10. The system 9 according to claim, wherein the scroll wheel is inclined wheels, which makes it possible to click on the wheel in different ways, wherein each click manner causing the input of one of the proposed project.
  11. 11.按照权利要求7的系统,其中旋转输入是触摸轮(115),其使得能通过在触摸轮上移动而在项目间导航,以及通过在触摸轮上相对应的击打而输入建议的项目中的每一个。 Item 11. The system of claim 7, wherein the rotation input is a touch wheel (115) such that by moving on the touch wheel and navigation, as well as input recommended by the touch wheel corresponding to the striking between the project each.
  12. 12.按照权利要求7的系统,其中输入装置(60)包括多个键,所述键中的每一个键使得能输入建议的项目之一。 12. The system of claim 7, wherein the input means (60) comprises a plurality of keys, said keys, each key such that one of the items can be input suggestions.
  13. 13.包括按照权利要求1的系统的遥控器(10)或手持通信设备。 13. including or handheld communication device according to the system 1 of the remote controller as claimed in claim (10).
  14. 14.用于由用户输入文本项目的方法,包括以下步骤:-控制可被输入的项目的显示,-使得能在所显示的项目间导航和输入它们中的任一项目,-致使已被确定为很可能要被接着输入的多个项目作为建议的项目(140)显示,以及-使得用户能够输入建议的项目中的任一项目,而不用在所显示的项目间进一步导航。 14. A method of inputting by a user text item, comprising the steps of: - the control can project the input display - enable on any one item among the displayed items in the navigation and the input thereof, - causing have been determined recommendations for the plurality of items are likely to be entered next as the item (140) displayed, and - enabling a user to input any of the proposed project in a project, without further navigation through the displayed items.
  15. 15. 一种计算机程序(70,80),包括计算机程序代码装置,其适于当所述程序在计算机(20)上运行时执行权利要求14的步骤。 15. A computer program (70, 80), comprising computer program code means adapted, when said program executed claimed run on a computer (20) when the step of claim 14.
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